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News’s Best of the Week


This week’s top stories had us thinking that summer couldn’t come soon enough: Green Day announced their summer tour plans, while officials unveiled the lineup for this year’s Lollapalooza festival. Meanwhile, Eminem unveiled the pilled-out cover of his summer release and Oasis announced plans to take a summer vacation — for five years!

All these stories, plus the week’s top photo galleries, editor’s blogs, audio/video, news, and reviews, below.TOP STORIES:

Green Day Announce Summer Tour!

Click here to find out if the pop-punk band’s 38-date extravaganza will hit your hometown!Read >>PLUS:

  • Jane’s Addiction, Tool, Killers, Depeche Mode Headline LollapaloozaRead >>
  • Eminem’s Album Cover: High on PillsRead >>
  • Oasis To Take Five-Year Break Read >>


Best Coachella Concert Pics!

YYYs, the Cure, M.I.A., Killers, Morrissey, McCartney, Crystal Castles, TVOTR, Fleet Foxes, and many more. Check out all the onstage action.Read >>PLUS:

  • Listen: Top 5 Metal Bands You Should KnowRead >>


7 Reasons to Love Rock of Ages

A cheesy ’80s musical about hair bands, starring American Idol‘s Constantine Maroulis? Yes — and it’s awesome, says SPIN’s Ellen Carpenter.Read >>AUDIO/VIDEO:

Exclusive: The Bronx Get Attacked By a Shark!

The Los Angeles punk band’s latest video is like Jaws… in your own backyard!Read >>PLUS:

  • Watch: Matt and Kim Naked in Times Square!Read >>
  • Lykke Li Hits Big Time on ‘Idol’Read >>


Live Nirvana DVD Due in November

The grunge icons cover Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the U.K.’s Reading Festival in 1992. Click here for details!Read >>PLUS:

  • Unreleased Against Me! Album Due in JulyRead >>
  • Q&A: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders AlbumRead >>
  • Hot Chip to Mellow Out on Next AlbumRead >>
  • Babyshambles and the La’s to Collaborate?Read >>


Depeche Mode, Sounds of the Universe

Iconic gloom merchants mellow out — somberly.Read >>PLUS:

  • Art Brut, Art Brut vs. Satan (Downtown)Read >>
  • Asher Roth, Asleep in the Bread Aisle (Schoolboy)Read >>
  • Tinted Windows, Tinted Windows (S-Curve)Read >>
  • Camera Obscura, My Maudlin Career (4AD)Read >>
  • Pet Shop Boys, Yes (Astralwerks)Read >>
  • Super Furry Animals, Dark Days/Light Years (Rough Trade) Read >>
  • Brakesbrakesbrakes, Touchdown (Fatcat)Read >>
  • Mr. Lif, I Heard It Today (Bloodbot Tactical)Read >>
  • Screaming Females, Power Move (Don Giovanni) Read >>
  • Cryptacize, Mythomania (Asthmatic Kitty)Read >>